Town of Upper Marlboro Response to COVID-19 Outbreak:
Federal Updated: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Governor's Office Update: https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/
County Update: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3397/Coronavirus
Downtown Upper Marlboro Government Building Status: https://www.uppermarlboromd.gov/news_detail_T10_R143.php
US Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Info:
The below measures remain in place:
In addition to partnering with the County's Health Department and following CDC guidelines, the Town of Upper Marlboro has taken the below steps to prepare for and address the COVID-19 outbreak:
-All Downtown Upper Marlboro on-street parking meters are FREE through April 6th. This is due to the closure of the Courthouse, and to help support our Downtown business community during this situation.
-Town Offices will be closed to physical visitors through Monday, April 6th, 2020. All Town business will be handled over the phone or by email during regular office hours to reduce the risk of infection. No notarial services can be offered at Town Hall during this time period.
-Town Staff eligible for telework will be working off-site through Monday, April 6th, 2020. However, the usual refuse collection schedule and routine police patrols will not be affected.
-All Town Committee meetings are canceled through Monday, April 6th, 2020. Teleconference lines can be provided to the committees as an alternative way to meet if they wish.
-Town Hall conference room rentals will be canceled through Monday, April 6th, 2020. Any reservations scheduled during this timeframe will be given the option to reschedule or be refunded.
-The Town is evaluating possible alternatives for the upcoming March 24th Board Work Session, and future Town Meetings if needed.
-The Town will publish and maintain a list of public buildings within the Town and their closing/status on its social media outlets, as well as continue to share information from the CDC, State and County Health Depts.
-At this time, planning for Marlboro Day 2020 will continue with the situation being re-evaluated in mid-April.
Town Contact Information:
Police Assistance: 301-352-1200 (24/7)
Town Staff Phone: 301-627-6905 (M-F 9-5pm)
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued the below information regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Current understanding about how the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
- Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
When does spread happen?
- People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
- Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How efficiently does the virus spread?
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. Another factor is whether the spread continues over multiple generations of people (if spread is sustained). The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in Hubei province and other parts of China. In the United States, spread from person-to-person has occurred only among a few close contacts and has not spread any further to date.Prevention
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website